Prep (Key Stage 2; Years 3-6)
In Prep, the children continue to study a broad and balanced curriculum. It is designed to challenge and to inspire them. Emphasis is placed on the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. This is complemented by an extensive range of subjects to develop your child’s thirst for learning in Humanities, RE, Computing, PSHE (Personal, Social, Health, Education, Life Skills and Critical Thinking. Specialist teaching continues in Spanish, French, Art & Design & Technology, Music, PE and Games.
Life Skills in Prep is built around the introduction and practice of a range of topics and activities from climbing to life saving, British Sign Language to Drama, Debating to Independent Study Skills.
Allocated support or extension classes take place each week, meaning that there is dedicated time for every child to focus on specific areas of their development.
Creativity, physical activity and social responsibility are all incredibly important areas of focus at SPSP, allowing us to help develop each child’s full academic and personal potential to become confident, independent and happy learners.
In sport, children represent the school in a variety of team sports, as well as in athletics and swimming events. In addition, the children attend a range of residentials to build on the life skills programme we deliver, continually developing their independence and thirst for life’s opportunities that await them.
Preparation for life beyond SPSP is an important focus in Prep and homework is just one part of this important preparation. It helps the children to consolidate and extend their learning, to practice their skills and master their time management and organisational skills in readiness for Year 7.
SPSP prides itself on the nurturing of children who have developed a life-long love of learning and a real sense of curiosity. Through our high expectations and Guiding Star Values our pupils are able to think creatively and critically, challenge themselves mentally and physically; they leave confident and well prepared for the challenges of secondary education and the world around them.